The Deliberate Omission Of The Stone Roses: The Most Significant Albums Of 1989

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    1. Simply the case that this is a band that have constantly failed to float my flotilla. That first album – maybe I was on different toxins, but to my ears it’s always sounded flat, anodyne, a triumph of being in the right place at the right time.And those clothes – Jesus. Baggy tops and flared denim give me the fear.

    1. Good point; the arguments for inclusion certainly aren’t outweighed by those for exclusion – especially because this includes ‘ Boy Meets Girl, So What?’.

      Call it a limit of space, or the subjective undertones of ‘significant’. Hopefully gratuitous Stereolab references from ’92 onwards will help to redress the balance?

      1. We could settle our tab in 1990 with an analysis of ‘ Banking, Violence & The Inner Life Today,’ which could be proffered as top new-wave, but certainly top militant-socialist-jangle-pop record of all time. Nothing much subjective about it, methinks.

  1. Haha glaringly fantastic Hot Chip reference young squire! Stopped me in my tracks it did with its shininess.

    1. My dumb Hot Chip story. Years ago – around the time of the band’s first album – I had a relationship a sycophantic scenester DJ who considered herself hip and cutting. And thus at a Hot Chip gig, we found ourselves in some private bar with the evening’s acts drinking quietly in the corner.

      Not being able to resist kudos by association, she rushes over to the band with all that “you were great” nonsense sycophants like to do at gigs – only to be told, with a gesture towards another gaggle of lads, that “Hot Chip are over there”. I stifled a guffaw (and she dumped me soon after).

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